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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm about to start building my truck and need some advice, so far I know I want around 550 HP. This will be a somewhat drawn out build that I will probably do in steps but I'm trying to get a plan together.

I'm amassing parts right now for a built 4r100 swap (probably BTS)

I know I want hybrids but I'm not sure which size and what nozzles
I'm looking at compound turbos as I will tow with the truck and I want the exhaust to stay fairly clean

add an Intercooler, headstuds, valve springs, I'd go ahead and port and polish the heads and fire ring them, modded oil (would modded 17* work or would I need more?), and new fuel system.

I'm sure I'm missing plenty but it's a start so set me straight. What am I missing, what do I need to change?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 02:06 AM
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Look at my sig. Thats what I am shooting for. I just need a fuel system. You will need big oil more then likely.

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Compounds?

Do plan to do this build in one shot to build up to it?

Budget?
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Re: build advice

hey NE with 320CC injectors you could do an easy 600 with the right turbo.

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Yes, I want compounds, it will be somewhat drawn out. The budget is not set, I'm not going to do it cheap but I don't want to waste money on it, I will be doing all of the work so there'll be no labor to worry about

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250/200 FFD Hybrids
Dual Bosch fuel pumps
Stainless fuel lines w/ tightwad regulator
SD 7.3 Intercooler
5" exhaust
DIY intake
5" Rev. Shackle & 6" springs in the front
5.5 Blocks & 6" springs in the rear
Soon to have High Steer
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hey NE with 320CC injectors you could do an easy 600 with the right turbo.
Stock rods make me worry.

Will get new rods next tax season.

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Yes, I want compounds, it will be somewhat drawn out. The budget is not set, I'm not going to do it cheap but I don't want to waste money on it, I will be doing all of the work so there'll be no labor to worry about
There is a good set in performance parts for cheap

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I would take a hard look at empires procharger setup, the torque will hit early and no lag.
The ic would be last very low bang for the buck vs power, or cooling. Proper turbo will cool faster, you'd be better off diverting those funds to either a better hpop orairbags and a helwig rear swaybar if you tow. At 550 you prob want 250 or bigger sticks.

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I would take a hard look at empires procharger setup, the torque will hit early and no lag.
The ic would be last very low bang for the buck vs power, or cooling. Proper turbo will cool faster, you'd be better off diverting those funds to either a better hpop orairbags and a helwig rear swaybar if you tow. At 550 you prob want 250 or bigger sticks.
I've got a vortech supercharger sitting in my garage that I've toyed with putting on the truck

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5.5 Blocks & 6" springs in the rear
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Re: build advice

I set of 238cc 100's and a 42r with the normal supporting mods would get ya 550 or more. And with the right tuning you can tow and everything else no problem

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